The year is 1943, clouds are hovering over and the temperature is in the mid-70s. A regular day, I was going to run my errands and come home and make dinner. But then everything changed. German soldiers came barging into my house. Without knocking or anything just busted my door down. They told me I could only bring three items. At the moment I didn’t have one clue what was going on. It was really hard to think in a short period of time to pick what I needed to bring. I didn’t know where I was going so, I had to be optimistic. I go running around my house and frantically looking. The first thing I found was the ring that my mother gave to me that her mother gave to her. That ring meant everything to me. My grandmother used to tell me that one
The moments that may seem small or insignificant have the greatest chance to change one's life. For me, my small, insignificant moment happened sophomore year. Being in FFA was something I did not think could have such an impact on my life. But the moment I decided to run for our chapter office, was a moment that changed my life. I decided to take a leadership role through the FFA chapter, but it has turned into so much more. It has shaped me into the person I’m today and allowed me to have the friends and memories I do today.
Throughout my childhood I have had trouble with speaking in front of a large group of people. Whether that is in a classroom or ordering dinner at a large restaurant. I have an anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism or SM. Back when I was in elementary and middle school this was a lot worse than what it is now. Throughout my elementary years the SM was much more prominent than what it is now. I had trouble with talking in front of the class and even working with some people that I have never met before. But as I progressed throughout elementary I defeated some of my fears with SM. By the time that I was in the 5th grade I was able to work in larger groups and with some people that I didn’t know. To most people this was a huge accomplishment
Prior to the spring break of my seventh grade year, I didn’t know how harsh the world could really be. I mean I knew about sickness, violence, death, all that good stuff, but I just sort of blew it off because nothing in my life had happened to where I needed to face those things. When I was 12 during spring break, I was as happy as any child would be on their spring vacation, but one day my parents pulled me and my brother aside and told us some pretty devastating news. They had told us that our grandfather had passed away in a house fire a few days ago. During that moment, I realized how much of an impact something like death could have on someone, and it made me realize that I had to mature faster than I had been. Just like I
Many people face life-changing events and experiences that impact their lives and their countries. Melba Beals from “Warrior Don’t Cry” changes African Americans students’ education. Feng Ru from “The Father of Chinese Aviation” changes his country’s transport. Jackie Robinson from “I Never Had it Made” also makes it possible for African Americans to play professional sports. Melba Beals, Feng Ru, and Jackie Robinson all face life changing experiences that impact not just their lives, but also their countries.
As a first generation student to attend college from a family of seven, the journey to a higher education has been arduous and overwhelming. My family gives me all the encouragement I need and are very optimistic about pursuing a higher degree. Unlike myself, my parents did not have the opportunity to attend college. My parents were born and raised in a small town in Mexico where the highest level of education they received was fifth grade. I have worked since I was 14 years old to support my parents with bills, and also saving for college and my own vehicle. I have not had any interruptions during my education, because I was able to balance work, babysitting, studying, and attending class on time. Although I managed not having any interruptions
Most transformative moments in life can be caused by the smallest of occurrences in life. Often people do not even realize that a pivotal moment in their life is happening. Someone may realize when they are mature enough that there was one special moment during their childhood that ultimately determined their lifelong goal. For others, they probably realized an “aha” moment right when it happened and from then on decided that they knew what they want to accomplish later on. I actually have taken from both sides of the spectrum from realizing that one special transformative moment but also not even knowing that it would end up steering me towards my current career choice.
I was excited that I couldn’t sleep. I paced around my room once, then twice, then a third time. I was thinking about what I was about to do tomorrow that would change history. My name and picture would be on magazines and online. I was going to the past.
A recent edition to the timeline was getting back to school to finish my bachelor’s degree. An education, the most important thing someone can have, serves as a critical key to success. This class was step one of the climb to getting life, as I knew it, back on track. One thing about history that has been learned was that we do not want to repeat its negative aspects.
High School is a turning point for everyone at our age, social dynamics and education continue to change as we advance into different fields of interest. I branched into a variety of clubs to get a feel for what I may have a passion for. Entering into the Art Society, Interact, Autistic Painters, National Honors Society, Multicultural Club, etc., I became most involved in DECA. DECA is a marketing club made to enhance communication, marketing, and professional ethics and skills. I attended the district competition every year and always moved forward into states, however, I never applied myself. I was an average kid who chose not to study or act like I cared because of what other people think. I pretended not to care when my name was never called for an
It’s difficult to pinpoint a specific moment in one’s life in which your life is transformed. We often realize that this moment is so signingagent when looking back on personal experiences and don’t realize it at the time. For me, this moment occurred when I realized that I had taken what I love most for granted.
There’s nothing worse than waking up to find yourself a bloody, gassy mess. There’s also nothing worse than waking up in a hospital and seeing your doctor’s face, but the worst is learning that you have ulcerative colitis.
I remember the day that I got my cat. My family has many cats. But this one is mine. This cat chose me, over everyone else. I Remember driving with my mother and brother to my friend’s house to pick her up. Arriving at the house I saw a thin, sick little kitten. But she had spunk. Looking at her, I knew what we were going to be best friends. Before bringing her to the vet I decided that her name should be Sassy, because whenever she looks at anyone she looks like she has an attitude. Back then I didn't realize how much of an impact she was going to have on my life. We have had sassy for at least ten years now. Through the ups and the downs I couldn’t ask for a better cat. She is here for me when I need her, and I will always be there for her. When I look back at my
Life-changing event is an event that can change someone’s attitude or perspective towards certain things in life and it can be either for the better or worse. Many people have experienced a life-changing event that had given quite an impact on them. Example of a life-changing event is Charlie Benetto’s imaginary meeting with his mother in the movie “For One More Day” which was adapted from a best-selling novel written by Mitch Albom. The movie began when Charlie “Chick” Benetto wanted to commit suicide in his old home town, but he missed the exit which caused him to drive towards the wrong side of the highway and caused an accident. During the accident is when he met his deceased mother.
There are many incidents one met in life that change the whole concept of living. Similarly I had an incident which not only change my vision towards life but also to the words you speak and how much they hurt someone enough that you then regret of saying them.